Monday, February 10, 2014

Friend Me By John Faubion GIVEAWAY!

“You’re afraid you are becoming unfaithful, aren’t you?”
Scott and Rachel’s marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. But neither realizes that there’s a much larger problem looming. . . .

Behind both of their online creations is Melissa, a woman who is brilliant— and totally insane. Masquerading as both friend and lover, Melissa programmed a search parameter into the Virtual Friend Me software to find her perfect man, but along the way she forgot to specify his marriage status. And Scott is her ideal match. Now Melissa is determined to have it all—Scott, his family, and Rachel’s life.

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I am a former thirty-year foreign missionary, now working as Senior Software Engineer for a large electronics and appliance retailer.
In 1966, as a new Christian and an American soldier in Vietnam, I was deeply moved at my first exposure to idolatry.
In 1974, after completing Bible college and missionary deputation, our family of four moved to South Vietnam to begin formal missionary work, where we remained until the war was lost and Americans had to leave.
In 1976, with another missionary, we started Harvest Baptist Church and Christian School on Guam.
We returned to the field in 1977 going to Taiwan, where we began our Chinese ministry. The Lord allowed us to start the Ping Lin Baptist Church in Taichung at that time.
From 1981 until 1988 I did the software development for Baptist International Missions in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We then returned to the mission field of mainland China. In 1989 my first wife went to be with the Lord, and the Lord gave me my wife Beth in 1990.
We remained in Beijing and Hong Kong until 1999.
I'm still a Mandarin Chinese speaker. I have five children, the youngest sixteen years old.

This was such a hard book to get into for me.
I did not care for the premise and the whole thing was just to much for me.
I am not a big thriller fan so that may have something to do with me not caring so much for this book.
if you like reading about unfaithfulness and betrayal then this may a book for you.
Internet stalkers, this almost sounds like a lifetime movie.
However that being said, the author is a very good writer and thriller fans will really get into this book.
I gave this book 3.5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. After reading your review this does not sound like something that I would want to take time to read

  2. I cannot imagine this premise but something about this book intrigues me. A love a thriller so I would love to give Friend Me a try. Thank you for the giveaway , Mary and for the good job that you do.

    1. Melanie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  3. At first, I thought that this would be a good book to read. After reading further down into the review and your review, Mary, I do not think it is a book that I would actually want to read. Thank you for your honest opinion.

  4. Thank you for your honest review Mary. I think I will pass on this book.